For John, BLUF: The Musical, Evita, was wonderful. The reality was awful, and what followed was worse. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
Such comparisons fundamentally misunderstand Latin American populism.
An Opinion Piece from The Wash Post, by Professor Ernesto Semán, 20 February 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
It’s en vogue for enraged liberals to compare Trumpism to Argentine Peronism, wielding the analogy as a warning about the potential apocalypse that they fear is about to engulf us. Most recently it was Larry Summers, a member of the Democratic establishment for decades, who took to Twitter to declare: “I worry about the Argentinization of US government.”The problem is, Professor Ernesto Semán then goes on to excuse the fascism of Argentine President (Dictator) Juan Paron.
Summers sent the tweet after President Trump accused Democrats of treason and the media reported on the president’s childish wishes for a military parade. He employed a standard characterization of Peronism as an authoritarian movement, a familiar depiction that no doubt had many Americans nodding along.
This reflects poorly on The Wash Post.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
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